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Blondie
November 2nd, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Happy Wednesday Morning, everyone!

Still shaking the cobwebs out, listening to the morning news, sipping my coffee. The news is what everyone has come to expect I suppose - but have you listened to the commercials lately? I like happy in the morning - well I like happy all day - but who needs to hear commercials about if you have used so and so then you could be a part of a law suit; call beavis and butthead at 1-get-off-mytv. Okay, my morning vent. Another sip of coffee and my world is rosier.

Raking leaves will be on my list today. So will mopping, dusting and in general, get ready for work tomorrow. Ms Daisy may not like Tuesdays, but Wednesday is always my day to remember that I have a job. No sewing for me.

Last evening, after my DD and her BF left (by the way, the baked spaghetti and parmesan bread was a hit, Cynthia), I went back to my basement dungeon and worked some more on my red and white DP4. And then I started thinking of who else I need to make what for before Christmas.

Okay Ladies, off to get a quick start - bathrooms get cleaned first.

Have a wonderful day. If I get a break, I will peek in and wave.

Bubby
November 2nd, 2011, 08:08 AM
Good Wednesday Morning,

It's a crisp morning here. The furnace turned on once - which makes me think of our quilty sisters and their families who are suffering from the October blizzard. I pray you are all safe and warm and have power. This makes me wonder what we may all be in for this winter.

I have very little on my agenda today other than a little housework and sewing the rest of the day. This is the busy part of the month for our company - lots of extra book work and phone calls.

I'll check in on you all later...Have a Wonderful Day!!!! Hugs, Barb

quiltingtrish
November 2nd, 2011, 08:26 AM
Good morning!
Just popping in to say hi before the school day starts. Now off to find something for lunch and get my coffee mugs filled.

Hugs,

Loonwatcher
November 2nd, 2011, 08:56 AM
Good Morning.

Blondie - what's a DP4?

I have mountains of laundry to do this evening. But I also want to get my sewing area organized now that I've brought everything back from camp. I'm still walking around the hosue with blinders on trying not to see all the chores that have been neglected all summer because I have so much yet to make for Christmas.

All you in the snow zone, is it still there or has it melted yet. It's to early for lasting snow (or any snow if you ask me).
Hope everyone has a great day.

Mrs.Sew&Sew
November 2nd, 2011, 08:56 AM
Good Morning all! Hope you have a GREAT Day!
:icon_bigsmile:

kziggy
November 2nd, 2011, 09:12 AM
Good Morning all. I am awake and watching the today show before I get my 2 year old up and get her ready for the day. I am hoping to get my sewing room put together. I have so much crafting stuff my husband says I need to pick one hobby and stick to it. However I dont agree. I cant help that I love to knit crochet read love photography and love to hoop dance for exercise. A lot of chores and daily things to do today makes me wish I was a stay at home mom some days. Have a great Wednesday everyone remember its the middle of the week! :icon_wave:

bec
November 2nd, 2011, 09:15 AM
Hi everyone! The last few days have been fun...been hanging out with my daughter mostly. I did rake some leaves yesterday while she took care of some business in town. She's going to be leaving this afternoon. I'm sure going to miss her.

I should be getting some packages with quilty stuff in them. Yipee! I ordered the daily deal a couple of days ago and then the iron quilter fabric yesterday and I've ordered several quilt pattern books from Amazon.

Not much else going on here. I'm just going putter around here and do a little laundry.

Have a wonderful day!

mianmom
November 2nd, 2011, 09:32 AM
Good morning! Yes its wednesday which means I need to get my butt moving! Time to got over to our church's store to help with the sorting. Have a great day!

meemeecyn
November 2nd, 2011, 10:36 AM
Good morning! Blondie, I added a post to Tues thread about your spagetti recipe and how delicious it sounds. Can't wait to try it! I bet you are an awesome cook!

Sounds like everyone is planning for a wonderful day! It is supposed to get warm here, so maybe more of the snow we got from the early storm will melt. There are still parts of southern NH without electricity!

Will be busy in the next few days with finishing up projects and cooking for our the hospital auxiliary fair. Won't get on too much, I'm afraid. :(

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Cynthia
Cynthia

bakermom
November 2nd, 2011, 10:41 AM
I'm heading of to DDs to spend some quality time with GS. Have planned leftovers so supper will be easy tonight. In between i hope to get a bit of sewing done. nothing special, just some odds and ends that need finished. catch you all later!

Lisaau
November 2nd, 2011, 10:55 AM
It's Thursday here

Sandy Navas
November 2nd, 2011, 11:06 AM
I got up this morning so excited to start the day. Yesterday our power was off for quite a while and I couldn't get on - so when I finally did it was catch-up time and I didn't get to check in here. Then in the middle of the night the power was off again. Not a problem while I'm sleeping except we have a telephone that beeps LOUD every 30 seconds that the power is off. Then the dog barks! Then the power comes on and I see that Al has left lights on all over the house. Got up, finally, about 5:30 a.m. - except our bedroom clock automatically resets to DST and it is off because the lame-brains in WDC keep messing around with when it starts. Why do we have DST. Just start work an hour earlier and forget about messing with clocks. I saw a video this morning where a weatherman said "get ready to change your clocks from a.m. to p.m. and the video claimed he was the worst weatherman. I don't think so - it's almost like that. SANDY'S VENT TIME.

Anyway, long story short (yeah, right) I got my computer booted up and the power went off AGAIN!!!!!!!

I keep getting ambushed by grandkids and don't get to do what I have scheduled - but love being with them. Michelle finished another of her planned Christmas presents - they all have six people on their list and since I have a definite three who are of an age where it's important to them, I have to be involved in some way for 18 presents. Mom and Dad sure appreciate me - because I've prevented some totally ridiculous presents by gently guiding. Anyway, my plan was laundry yesterday (talk about piles) and working on my quilting frame. Well, I elected to use Velcro on the bars (they are metal and the alternative is a semi-permanent installation of the leaders). Dragonfly recommended that I use Velcro . . . so off to buy sticky-back . . . which means both parts are sticky. The bars are done - now to sew it onto the leaders . . . and you can just imagine what it does to your needle. Finally after switching machines I got it done. Was going to serge the edges of the leaders, serger is unthreaded - fussing with it and finally decided the anxiety was more than I could deal with so I ran a simple hem instead. The serger may not be rethreaded for a while.

And then Al, bless his little pea-picking heart, keeps talking to himself while he's studying for his written exam this coming weekend. Then he keeps talking to me and I don't know if he's still talking to himself or talking to me. And when he takes a break he's sending me e-mail that I couldn't care about but it's important to him and then he asks if I got it and if I've looked at his links and what I think - no concept that I may be right in the middle of something . . . ANOTHER VENT. Then he goes in the kitchen and starts putting things 'away' and stops me again to see if that's where I want something or not and makes these cute comments about just trying to help me out . . . meanwhile every tool and item he's touched all week long is sitting on a shelf in the living room just waiting for six months to pass when he may need it again and he'll be interrupting me to see if I know what he did with it. VENT OVER.

I think I'll retire to my sewing room and lock the door today . . . after I get the laundry started, the dishwasher emptied, the floors swept, the back deck falling leaf accumulation blown off . . .

To everyone here I'm sending hugs. And if you've asked me a question lately forget about it - I can't really catch up at my age.
Love you all!!

Sandy Navas
November 2nd, 2011, 11:07 AM
It's Thursday here

Smarty Pants!!!! I once left Tokyo and got home before I left - flying west to east. Strange feeling - even stopped off in Hawaii on the way.

Gayle8675309
November 2nd, 2011, 11:16 AM
Wow, you all make me tired just reading your plans for the day!! My big plan is to unload the dishwasher, dust, and then work on my grandson's John Deere quilt...am putting on the last border today. Yay! I'm so happy that I'm finally finishing a quilt that I planned to give for Christmas! :) Have a good day everyone.

Lisaau
November 2nd, 2011, 11:27 AM
Sandy at least we can't call you " late for dinner" ....hehehe.... Hides under the table

janluna
November 2nd, 2011, 11:58 AM
Good Morning Everyone, I was up at 5 A.M. and said to myself, "Self, what are you doing up at this unholy hour?" "I have no idea." So I went back to bed, and slept until 7:30. So far I have had two jugs of coffee, and looked through all my quilting magazines. I'm just a dynamo this morning aren't I? Now I'm here, wasting time, and loving every minute of it! I guess I should be getting my shower in so I don't smell bad. All in good time!
I'll be sewing on Sis's quilt. I've decided to spend the day doing quilty things. I'm sick of doing housework, the business books, and anything else that resembles work! I'm taking the day off and calling in bored!
Hope you all have a great day and get accomplished what you wish.
Love, Hugs, and prayers for those who need them, Jan L.

KiltedQuilter
November 2nd, 2011, 12:10 PM
Hi there, busy day here. Baby clinic to get weighed(doing good btw!) then shopping for groceries, now home to wait for my bigger boys.
Hoping the little BLEEPs who threw stones at my NEW windows on Halloween(and the night before) don't come back! grr! :icon_mad: as hubby is late home tonight. I know it's just kids but boy have the set my nerves on edge :(

toggpine
November 2nd, 2011, 12:37 PM
Hello!
I got some sewing done yesterday!!!! Whoo Hoo! It seems like forever since I actually made any progress on anything. I am sure the bathrooms and the laundry needed some attention, but that is what today is for.
Hopefully I'll be selling three goats today which will give me some $$ for the grain bill for the rest of them! It is late arrival day for the kids at school, so Em gets to sleep in a bit (me too!)
Sandy, sometimes I wonder how we keep from locking husbands in the basement. Wait, I don't have a basement, well you know what I mean. I love mine, and wouldn't trade him for anything, but there are days when I might reconsider that.
Gayle, congrats on nearly completing your quilt. Such a great feeling to get one done!
Gonna go poke the woodstove to life since it is foggy and chilly here this morning, then see if I can get something accomplished before waking up the youngster.
You all have a good day! Cathy

Sandy Navas
November 2nd, 2011, 12:41 PM
Hi there, busy day here. Baby clinic to get weighed(doing good btw!) then shopping for groceries, now home to wait for my bigger boys.
Hoping the little BLEEPs who threw stones at my NEW windows on Halloween(and the night before) don't come back! grr! :icon_mad: as hubby is late home tonight. I know it's just kids but boy have the set my nerves on edge :(

Do you have oak trees nearby? Do you remember the posts I made about my DH running outside with the baseball bat because he thought someone was throwing rocks? Turns out (as I well knew from experience) that it was squirrels in the oak tree outside the window - throwing the caps off the acorns.

patticakes
November 2nd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Morning all! Nice to catch up with everyone's posts today. I was happy that I actually slept in til 5 am today as I have been waking up at 3 - 3:30 am everyday now. What's up with that??? Anyway, got all the laundry finished and stuck an leftover rotissiere chicken with alittle meat on it into a pot to boil with the idea of some chicken soup (for my soul and stomach). It is simmering away right now. Hope it gets alittle more flavorful or it will be turned into Stone Soup - remember that story? LOL
I've trying to pick up and refresh my sewing area but not too fired up with what seems like work. Think I will go find something to sew instead.
Hope you all have a happy day!
Patti

HandsOffItsMine
November 2nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
Aloha Wednesday!

I'm tired just reading all the "To Do" posts! Don always wonders why I'm chuckling when I'm on here. I keep telling him "my girlfriends are funny".

Why is it that when men do something about the house, they need to be applauded for it. I don't see anyone applauding us when we cook, clean, wash, etc. They really are from Mars!

Anywhoooo, got to cut some binding strips up and sew them on with a decorative stitch...don't want IV lines to hang up on them. Wash, dry, send off to Q4Ks hopefully by tomorrow afternoon.

Have a great day folks, don't over do it! Haha, the lives of women. Ruby

rebeccas-sewing
November 2nd, 2011, 01:44 PM
Joe and I sure did get a kick out of this post. I'm sure when they're super hungry those little caps are flying right and left.

rebeccas-sewing
November 2nd, 2011, 01:47 PM
Hands off Its Mine,

I know exactly what you mean. Joe replaced the lightbulbs in the kitchen light fixture while I was away. Well, I didn't mention noticing it. You can be sure he made a huge deal about it by turning the switch on and off so I'd say how wonderful he is! LOL

Rebecca

bakermom
November 2nd, 2011, 02:21 PM
Sandy at least we can't call you " late for dinner" ....hehehe.... Hides under the table

Lisa, quit poking at that bear! just cause you're half a world away doesn't mean you're safe. sandy'll get ya!

Sandy Navas
November 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
In this life, I’m a woman. In my next life, I’d like to come back as a bear. When you’re a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.

Before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you’re sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.

If you’re mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.

If you’re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.

Yup, gonna be a bear!

Lisaau
November 2nd, 2011, 05:25 PM
But she a nice bearwho doesn't swat very hard........hehe coz she loves me hehehe......

quiltingtrish
November 2nd, 2011, 05:51 PM
You gals are too funny.

Hugs,

KiltedQuilter
November 2nd, 2011, 06:24 PM
[COLOR="#0000CD"]Sandy I wish it was squirrels! My hubby actually saw them run away the other night. Thanks though! :)

janluna
November 2nd, 2011, 08:57 PM
You all make me laugh! I'm gonna be a bear too! Yay! no more shaving my legs and getting nicks that looked like somebody was out to kill me! And McFlurry's here I come! lol Hugs, Jan L.

toggpine
November 2nd, 2011, 10:39 PM
A bunch of quilting bears! Whoo Hoo!

Not much sewing yet, but I did get the three goats sold and have dinner on. Stuffed cabbage stoup. Yum! Thicker than soup, thinner than stew. Very tasty. I'll post the recipe later this evening.

I hope to get to the machine tonight. I have some blank TV time after dinner. Not a big Survivor fan (hubby is), and then I have an hour before CSI comes on. If I can get supper dishes done quickly, then I have that time to sew before I have to tuck the Em in bed and catch the show before I hit the hay myself.
I nearly have the two special blocks I have been working on done. They should be finished tonight! Yea!

Catch ya all on the flip side!
Cathy